Nnedi Okorafor Scripting Digital-First Black Panther Comic

The world of Wakanda will expand even further this December with the release of Black Panther: Long Live the King by World Fantasy, Hugo, and Nebula award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Who Fears Death) and artist Andre Araujo (Spidey, The Wicked + Divine).

The six-issue bi-weekly comiXology Originals series will follow T’Challa as he defends the nation of Wakanda against a massive monster tearing its way through the country. Okorafor made her Marvel debut in a Black Panther-themed short story in September's Edge of Venomverse: War Stories #1.

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“Marvel Comic’s Immortal Iron Fists and Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe have been topping the charts on comiXology,” comiXology's Head of Content Chip Mosher said in a press release. “These digital exclusives, part of the ComiXology Originals line, continue to add value and interest to our comiXology Unlimited subscription service.”

This will mark the third series featuring characters from Wakanda to launch after the current volume of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther. The previous series' were Black Panther: World of Wakanda and Black Panther and the Crew.

Black Panther: Long Live the King makes its comiXology debut on Dec. 13 for $2.99 and will be available to current comiXology Unlimited subscribers.

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